Maryland College Cost Comparisons

This chart will help you to compare the costs of different colleges located in the state of Maryland. As you will see, Chesapeake is a great place to get started! It offers reasonable tuition and fees, transferable programs of study, a relaxing and safe campus, and has open college admission.

Comparison Criteria

Chesapeake College

Salisbury University

Washington College

University of Maryland
College Park

Location

City, State

Wye Mills, Maryland

Salisbury, Maryland

Chestertown, Maryland

College Park, Maryland

Type

Public vs. Private

Public

Public

Private (Nonprofit)

Public

Campus Life

Setting

Rural

Rural

Rural

Suburban

Undergraduate Enrollment

2,856

7,557

1,314

26,493

Admission

Percentage accepted

Open Admission

54%

72%

42%

Application Requirements

SAT or ACT not required

Academic Skills Assessment required for course placement

Required for some: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

If submitting ACT, writing section is optional

Essay(s) required

Required: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

If submitting ACT, writing section is optional

Essay(s) required

Required: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT

If submitting ACT, writing section is required

SAT® Scores *

Not required

Critical Reading: 520-600
Math: 520-620
Writing: 530-600

Critical Reading: 520-620
Math:510-610
Writing: 520-620

Critical Reading: 580-680
Math:620-710

Costs (Fall 2011, full-time)

In-state tuition & fees

$1,877 (In-County)
$2,912 (In-State)
(per semester, based on 15 credits per semester)

$7,332

$38,542

$8,655

Out-of-state tuition & fees

$4,067

$15,678

$38,542

$26,026

Room & board

$0

$8,858

$8,228

$9,678

For more information, please call the Office of Admissions at 410-822-5400, 410-758-1537, or 410-228-4360 ext. 240 or 287.